Bomet County

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Bomet County
Flag of Bomet County
Coat of arms of Bomet County
Location of Bomet County in Kenya
Location of Bomet County in Kenya
Coordinates: 0°48′00″S 35°14′00″E / 0.8°S 35.2333°E / -0.8; 35.2333Coordinates: 0°48′00″S 35°14′00″E / 0.8°S 35.2333°E / -0.8; 35.2333
Country Kenya
Formed4 March 2013
CapitalBomet
Area
 • Total1,630.0 km2 (629.3 sq mi)
Elevation
1,962 m (6,437 ft)
Population
 (2019)[1]
 • Total875,689
 • Density540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Websitewww.bomet.go.ke

Bomet County is a county in the former Rift Valley Province of Kenya. Initially a district, Bomet District was created from the former Kericho District in 1992. The capital of Bomet County is Bomet. It has a population of 875,689 in 2019 and an area of 1,630.0 km2 (629.3 sq mi).[1]

Local authorities[edit]

Local authorities (councils)
Authority Type Population* Urban pop.*
Bomet Municipality 42,024 4,426
Bomet County County 340,770 244
Total 382,794 4,670
* 1999 census. Source:[2]

Administrative and political units[edit]

Bomet county has five sub-county administrative units with 25 county assembly wards and 66 locations.[3]

Administrative Units and area by Sub-County/Constituency
Sub-County (Constituency) Wards Area in km sq. No. of locations No. of Sub-locations
Bomet Central Silibwet, Singorwet, Ndarawetta, Chesoen & Mutarakwa 266 8 23
Bomet East Longisa, Kembu, Chemaner, Merigi & Kipreres 311.3 10 27
Chepalungu Sigor, Kongasis, Chebunyo, Nyongores & Siongiroi 535.8 15 42
Sotik Ndanai/Abosi, Kipsonoi, Kapletundo, Chemagel & Manaret/Rongena 479.2 17 36
Konoin Kimulot, Mogogosiek, Boito, Embomos & Chepchabas 445.1 16 37
Total 2037 66 176

County government[edit]

Bomet has had three governors since devolution, Isaac Ruto was the first Governor and was replaced by Joyce Laboso who died of cancer while in office.[4] Dr. Hillary Barchok, being the deputy, was sworn in as the third governor on 8 August 2019.[5] Linet Chepkorir Toto is the current women representative[6] and Lawyer Hillary Sigei is currently serving as a Senator. http://www.parliament.go.ke/the-senate/sen-wakili-hillary-kiprotich-sigei The county ward assemblies are run by members of county assemblies.

Electoral constituencies[edit]

The county has five electoral constituencies:

Demographics[edit]

Bomet has a population of 875,689 person with a population density of 346 persons per square km as per the 2019 census report, out of this 434,287 are females, 441,379 males and 23 intersex persons.[7]

Services/Urbanisation[edit]

Stats for Bomet County
County
Stats for the County (Percent)
Urbanisation
13.8
Literacy
63.8
Attending School (15-18 Yrs)
88.6
Paved Roads
5.4
Good Roads
39.6
Electricity Access
4.3
Poverty Rate
46.5

Stats for the County

Source: USAid Kenya

Secondary schools[edit]

  • Tenwek Boys High
  • Longisa Boys High School
  • Moi Siongiroi Girls High School
  • Kabungut Boys High
  • Ndaraweta Girls secondary School
  • Kaboson Girls School
  • Chepalungu Boys High School
  • Chebunyo Boys Secondary School
  • Chebunyo Girls Secondary School
  • Siwot Secondary School
  • Kiptobit Secondary School
  • Kaplong boys high school
  • kimuchul secondary school
  • Kaplong Girls Secondary school
  • Moi Minariet Boys Secondary School
  • Muiywek Secondary School
  • Gorgor Secondary School
  • Chebilat Boys' High School
  • Kamung'ei Secondary School
  • Kamureito Secondary School
  • Ndanai Girls' HighSchool
  • Solyot Secondary School
  • Olbutyo Boys High School
  • Olbobo Secondary School
  • Mulot High school
  • Kakimirai High school
  • Lelkatet High School
  • Saseta Girls Secondary School
  • Simoti Secondary School
  • merigi secondary school
  • kaporuso secondary school
  • Sigowet Secondary School
  • Chemaner Secondary School
  • Sigor Boys High School
  • Kaboson Secondary School
  • Sugumerga Secondary School
  • Kipreres Secondary School
  • Toronik Secondary School
  • Plokyi Girls' secondary School

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Population Distribution by Sex, Number of Households, Area and Density by Counties". Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. 31 August 2010. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  2. ^ http://treasury.go.ke/cbs.go.ke/pdf/authority.pdf[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ interior_admin. "Home". interior.go.ke. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso dies at Nairobi Hospital". Citizentv.co.ke. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Prof Hillary Barchok is currently serving as the third governor in Bomet County, serving for his second term after a win in August 2022 polls". CGOB. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Women Representatives". Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  7. ^ Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (2019). 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census. Kenya National Bureau of Statistics.

Bomet Senator http://www.parliament.go.ke/the-senate/sen-wakili-hillary-kiprotich-sigei

External links[edit]